Saturday, October 23, 2010

To Him Belong

Your eyes are not fooling you. Don't refresh the page. When I first started this blog two years ago, it was simply a series of pictures and letters to my sweet Ella...hense why it was called "Dear Ella". Because our family has expanded, and I know I can't write three separate blogs, I decided that it was time to change the title of my blog.

I was in the car with Ella the other day and she was singing "Jesus loves me" at the top of her lungs. It is such a simple and old song...one I have heard 5 million times growing up. But, something she sang struck a cord with me. In the song, there is a sentence that says "little ones to Him belong." For some reason, I found myself pondering this verse all day long. You see, our children whether they are biological or adopted ALL belong to Him. We are all foster parents. All children are given to us from God to raise up to know Him.

With this newest insight, I have changed the title of this blog to "To Him Belong"...because in reality, Ella, Jacob, and Audrey all belong to God. Andrew and I are simply God's chosen people to raise these beautiful children.

I am also changing directions a little with my blog. You will still here me ramble about the funny things Ella does and you will still watch these preemies grow and thrive...and hopefully soon listen to me ramble about being the mother of 3 precious, precious children. But, what I really feel called to do is talk more about my struggles and hardships of life and motherhood. I feel called to be open and honest.

Let's face it. We can all post pretty pictures of our kids and talk about how wonderful life is. Don't get me wrong...life IS WONDERFUL. But, life behind the pretty pictures can also be hard, challenging, etc. I want to encourage others that the things they feel are normal. I want to tell you about my struggles with faith, my struggles with anxiety, and my struggles with being a GOOD mother.

I want you to see beyond the pretty pictures. Please continue to walk along side me and leave me some comments now and then.

11 comments:

Vanessa said...

Love the new blog name! It's perfect :)

Amy said...

Love the new title! I have been following for a few months and have been praying for you, your husband, and those precious babies (all three of them!)
I look forward to reading more!

Courtney said...

LOVE this! It's comforting to know that I'm not the only one struggling. I really feel like I'm being tested right now and some days I just want to run away and hide. Thanks for being there!

keight dukes said...

Love it! Can't wait

Jess said...

Beautiful title! And that picture is PRICELESS!! I'm looking forward to hearing more on your journey as a mommy of THREE! :)

Mary Beth said...

I love the new title. What a sweet picture! I struggle with really opening up on my blog so you have given me inspiration to be more open! Praying for you and those sweet babies and Ella!

Jennifer said...

Love the new title! It's just right!

Tabitha said...

LOVE it...so very excited to watch this new journey unfold!!

Wanting What I Have said...

Blessings to you, sweet friend! I look forward to reading along and being encouraged!

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

Love the new name - what a great post!

Crystal said...

Love the new title...so true!